The president was personally warned about the growing crisis beginning in mid-January – but continued to give false assurances to the American public
“What a problem. Came out of nowhere.”
That’s how Donald Trump described the coronavirus pandemic in early March, during a televised visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
For weeks he had been giving Americans the same advice: “We have it totally under control”; “USA in great shape!”; and, of course, “Fake news”.
But privately, Trump was being warned of a “full-blown Covid-19 pandemic” and “1-2 million” American deaths, according to internal emails, memoranda and other recently unearthed evidence documenting internal deliberations.
It turns out that Trump was personally warned, repeatedly, about the growing crisis beginning in mid-January. But he continued to give false assurances to the American public.
Larry Kudlow, the director of the national economics council, is asked about Messonnier’s comments on CNBC.
“We have contained this,” he says. “I won’t say airtight, but it’s pretty close to airtight.”
‘It will disappear’
“It’s going to disappear,” Trump says in a White House briefing. “One day it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.”
As for the almost crushed economy here in the US and worldwide, it is up to the banks, financial markets and money markets to provide the financial fuel of the world economy. Normally, credit is sustained by the optimistic promise of growth.
Yes, normally, credit is sustained by the optimistic promise of growth. And now? The promise is nothing but aa false premise and the only currency we can actually see are those terrifying holes in the ground that make up all those makeshift cemeteries. It seems as if the only promise – under a liar, a maniac such as Trump – is death.
YOU should disappear Mr. Trump. You should try performing the ultimate magic trick: “I’m here and now I’m not”. God willing, you’ll be gone for ever.